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Forest School and Forest &
Outdoor Leadership Awards (FOLA)

What is Forest School?

Forest Schools is a child-centred, inspirational learning process offering holistic growth through regular sessions.  Qualified practitioners facilitate play, exploration & supported risk taking to build confidence & self-esteem in an outdoor setting.

6 principles of Forest School


Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks  appropriate to the environment and to themselves.


Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.


Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident,    independent and creative learners.


Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.


Forest School takes place in a  woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship between the learner and the natural world.


Forest School is run by qualified  Forest School practitioners, who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.

Forest and Outdoor Leadership Awards (FOLA)

FOLA is a Forest School based national qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). 

Each award can be taken stand alone or as part of a progression pathway. 

Level 2-4 focus on skills development and have no entry requirements.  We recommend a minimum of 6 weeks for level 2-4.  Level 2 is suitable for upper primary age and early secondary age.  Levels 3 & 4 would be aimed at secondary level.

Booking details and Queries

To book a session or to find out more, call us on 01592 891567 for a chat, email, or fill out our online contact form.

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